Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Project Number: 1926-22000-026-02
Start Date: Feb 01, 2010
End Date: Jan 31, 2015
Assist with field surveys for natural enemies (mainly parasitic Hymenoptera) of target pests (including Adelphocoris lineolatus, Lygus spp., Halyomorpha halys, Aphis glycines, Aphis gossypii, and Agrilus planipennisi) and field collections in the United States or China, depending on where they occur. Collect / provide data on relevant aspects of basic biology, life history, and host specificity of the natural enemies in China or the United States. Obtain Export and Import permits as needed and ship pure colonies of natural enemies (such as Peristenus spp., Tetrastichus spp., Spathius spp., Atanycolous spp.) to the destination country for further testing and/or release against intended target pests.